India: Over 2000 sex workers sign National Network of Sex Workers (NNSW) Statement, 25 Jan 2017

The National Network of Sex Workers has released a statement challenging the conference being organised by the “The Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution International (Cap Intl).” The statement has been signed by over 2000 sex workers in India who reject the conflation of trafficking with sex work, and the conflation of sex work with violence. … More India: Over 2000 sex workers sign National Network of Sex Workers (NNSW) Statement, 25 Jan 2017

Asia Pacific voices at Durban 2016 – Interview with Sakina Sayed

” … there is still a lot of advocacy work still needing to be done … Even though people are now discussing sex work in many places, we need to promote widely that sex work is not violence. The idea of sex work as work is still not widely understood or accepted around the world.” … More Asia Pacific voices at Durban 2016 – Interview with Sakina Sayed

Indian Sex Workers Critical of new Anti-Trafficking Bill

Sex workers’ organisations have raised concerns about a new anti-trafficking bill in India, called the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill. Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi introduced the bill in India on the 31st of May. Despite requests to be included in the process, the bill was not drafted with sex … More Indian Sex Workers Critical of new Anti-Trafficking Bill

“Reclaiming Rights: Sex Workers Speak” ICAAP Session

A session called “Reclaiming Rights: Sex Workers Speak” was held on the first day of the 12th International Conference on AIDS in the Asia Pacific (ICAAP)  in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The conference ran from the 12 -14 of March. The session was organised by SANGRAM (India) and hosted by the National Network of Sex Workers India … More “Reclaiming Rights: Sex Workers Speak” ICAAP Session